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World's Biggest SVT

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by OiBass, Jul 9, 2003.


  1. OiBass

    OiBass

    Apr 9, 2003
    Columbus,OH
    I remember about 10 or so years ago, Ampeg had
    a promotion where they were going around the
    U.S. to different Ampeg dealers with the
    "World's Largest SVT" they had built- They set
    it up in the parking lot of the music store and
    allowed people to play through it. I didn't get
    a chance to see it, but I remember being awed
    by the size of it on the flyer they had in the
    store.
    Did any of you get a chance to see/play this
    thing? Any pictures or promo material on it?
    Where is it now? Is it for sale???
     
  2. Rickenbackerman

    Rickenbackerman

    Apr 17, 2001
    Laurel MD
    There are pics of Entwistle standing in front of it in the Ampeg book. It holds a Guinness record. I think it had two SVT power sections running in parallel driving 32 10" speakers. It was technically the same as two heads and four cabs, except it was one head and one cab. I think.
     
  3. fivestringdan

    fivestringdan Supporting Member

    Dec 4, 2001
    Little Rock, AR
    I remember reading that in Guinness. I still think it's the coolest thing ever.
     
  4. does anyone have any pics. I would love to see what it looked like.
     
  5. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    Yeah, I bet that looked sick.

    Peace
    Thor
     
  6. kirbywrx

    kirbywrx formerly James Hetfield

    Jul 27, 2000
    Melbourne, Australia.
    I wanna see!!
     
  7. GregoryJ

    GregoryJ

    Mar 17, 2003
    Tokyo, Japan
    If it is the same one that you are talking about, I believe that monster SVT was sold to a buyer here in Japan. Just where it is now is open to speculation. Some collector probably has it hidden away.javascript:smilie(':rolleyes:')
    You see that a lot here. Gorgeous looking vintage instruments and the like, sitting behind glass, not being played. Crazy

    Greg
     
  8. Phat Ham

    Phat Ham

    Feb 13, 2000
    DC
    I've heard some estimate that over half of all the vintage Fender basses and guitars are stored away in warehouses in Japan. Those crazy Japanese!



    P.S. I'm Japanese;)
     
  9. Rickenbackerman

    Rickenbackerman

    Apr 17, 2001
    Laurel MD
    Yeah, but there's a big difference between having an original pristine stack-knob jazz bass behind glass and a 900 pound custom SVT. You can take one of them to a gig and use it.
     
  10. Thornton Davis

    Thornton Davis Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 1999
    Toronto
    I have the picture you guys are looking for. This is one big motha!

    Check out my posting below. The picture is attached to it.

    Cheers,
    JC
     
  11. upload it here!
     
  12. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    It appeared on the last page of a "Bass Player" mag sometime in the early 90's.

    Unfortunately, I don't have that issue any longer but I've looked all over for that pic.
     
  13. e-mail it to me, just click on my email link above.
     
  14. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    Where :confused: (no link ?)
     
  15. fivestringdan

    fivestringdan Supporting Member

    Dec 4, 2001
    Little Rock, AR
    If I had that rig, I would try to take it to every gig. Think of the press alone.
     
  16. Thornton Davis

    Thornton Davis Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 1999
    Toronto
    Lets try this. See the World's Largest Amp right here, right now!
     
  17. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    Nope, the rig I saw in "Bass Player years ago made that look like a monitor. It was like 32 8x10's......a veritable mountain.

    Still, I appreciate you putting up that pic, bassman. That rig is more than my back would allow.
     
  18. PolkaHero

    PolkaHero Supporting Member

    Jan 5, 2002
    Michigan
    Nope, that isn't it. I've got the issue of Bass Player that has it, but alas I don't have a scanner.:(
     
  19. Mcrelly

    Mcrelly

    Jun 16, 2003
    Minnesota, USA
    I heard it was a 32x10 with a head that had two SVT in one box. looks like the animal to me! and looks like the picture I saw in the ampeg book that said "worlds largest guitar amp"
     
  20. NEEED PISTCURE!!!!!!!!!!!!